Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
is under arrest suspected of raping and beating an autistic teenager. the 16-year-old special education student disappeared a week ago after she walked away from a group home in oakland for mentally disabled teens. staff say they followed the girl to the fruitvale bart station but lost sight of her. two days later she was found alone on a bus in san francisco. her dad said she had bruises all around her neck. >> i want this person -- i want him in prison for the rest of his life for what he did and what he did was violent and evil. >> oakland police arrested the suspect. he is identified as gary atkinson, 36 from san francisco. he faces charges including kidnapping and rape. social service workers are investigating if employees at the group home acted appropriately. >>> it's payback time for a bay area politician accused of using his procurement card like a personal slush fund. santa clara county board president george shirakawa has been ordered to immediately repay nearly $13,000 in charges. that's after an internal audit found that he had been billing taxpayers for things such as golf
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
the unnamed department of education employee spend the bulk of his time posting comments on the "sacramento bee"'s website. he posted nearly 5,000 of them in a year all during business hours. >> he is, you know, using the taxpayer's time to basically voice his opinions on, you know, whatever it was that he, you know, struck his fancy. >> when questioned, the worker claimed that he didn't have enough to do during the day to stay busy. he was never formally disciplined and continued to post until he eventually quit. the department has now installed software to restrict unauthorized employee activity on social media websites. >>> a tumultuous day in michigan as the state's governor signed bills making it the nation's 24th "right to work" state. cbs reporter randall pinkston was in lansing as tens of thousands of union supporters protested at the state capital. >> reporter: police clashed with union supporters who are angry over new legislation that makes michigan a "right to work" state. >> one of them grabbed me by the head and another sprayed me in the face. >> reporter: from the floor to
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
of education which said separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court take on one of the most devicive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> so, for now gay marriages in california remain on hold. >> that stays in place and will stay in place until they issue their decision which probably won't be until june. >>> gay couples in san francisco's castro district are cautiously optimistic the nation's high court will rule in their favor. cbs 5 spoke with a number of them about the court's decision today. >> i think it will be a close call. the supreme court may be a 5-4 split depending on how kennedy comes down. >> i was married in san francisco in '04, which was very historic. i'm divorced now and i deserve the freedom to divorce. >> that's like the easy way out. >> public opinion seems to be shifting towards acceptance of same sex marriage. in 2011 rare salmon gallop poll found for the first time majority of americans support it.
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
of the or 8:00 education foundation. i am a director of oracle. >> you are holding a mighty piece of card board there showing how much oracle is giving to the food bank. >> i am. would you like me to do the big reveal? >> i would. only by building up the tension. does oracle set aside the money? this is not the only thing you d right? >> that's right. we do a lot of things. it is a combination of monetary donations from the company. company matching gifts for employee gifts, and employee volunteers. >> perfect. what do you do? how much does this help? what do you do with the money specifically? >> oracle has long been one of our significant partners. they really help us plan for the future. every dollar that is donated to us is for nutritious meals. >> i think it is about time. what do you think? how much did we collect? >> $100,000. >> 100,000. that is as much as we've had all season. we have quite an audience in here and well cheered, by the way. that is a huge contribution. we really appreciate it. how many people is that going to feed? >> we are serving a quarter of a million every mo